NEW BEDFORD — Local vaccine clinics will offer free admission to Buttonwood Park Zoo and free bowling at WonderBowl for some participants in vaccination clinics. Free, walk-up COVID-19 clinics in New Bedford offer first- and second-dose vaccines, CDC-approved booster shots, and pediatric vaccines and boosters for teens 12-17. Bringing your vaccination card when getting a booster is helpful but not required. Clinics are provided by Seven Hills Behavioral Health, unless otherwise noted.

Local vaccine clinics will not be held on Saturday, April 16, and Monday, April 18, due to Easter Weekend and the Patriots Day holiday.

Visit vaxnb.com for updated schedules of local COVID-19 vaccination and testing locations. Following are the scheduled vaccine times and locations in New Bedford from April 15-30:


Friday, April 15: PAACA, 360 Coggeshall St., 1-5 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, w/ pediatric vaccines for children ages 5-11, and boosters for ages 12-17. 

Wednesday, April 20: Community Economic Development Center, 1501 Acushnet Ave., 3-7 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, all vaccines and boosters for those 5 and older; walk-ins welcome.

Friday, April 22: PAACA, 360 Coggeshall St., 1-5 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, w/ pediatric vaccines for ages 5-11, and boosters for ages 12-17.

Friday, April 22: WonderBowl: 66 Hathaway Road, 4-8 p.m., provider Purple Shield Medical, Pfizer vaccines and boosters for ages 5 and up, all youth 5-18 years old who receive a vaccine or booster dose will get a free hour of bowling; anyone who receives a vaccine will get a $25 gift card.

Saturday, April 23: Andrea McCoy Recreation Center, 181 Hillman St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, vaccines for ages 5-11, boosters for ages 12-17.

Saturday, April 23: Buttonwood Park Zoo, 425 Hawthorn St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pfizer vaccines and boosters for ages 5 and up, all youth 5-18 years old who receive a vaccine or booster dose will get free admission for themselves and an adult; anyone who receives a vaccine will get a $25 gift card.

Saturday, April 23: WonderBowl, 66 Hathaway Road, 4-8 p.m., provider Purple Shield Medical, Pfizer vaccines and boosters for ages 5 and up, all youth 5-18 years old who receive a vaccine or booster dose will get a free hour of bowling; anyone who receives a vaccine will get a $25 gift card.

Sunday, April 24: Buttonwood Park Zoo, 425 Hawthorn St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pfizer vaccines and boosters for ages 5 and up, all youth 5-18 years old who receive a vaccine or booster dose will get free admission for themselves and an adult; anyone who receives a vaccine will get a $25 gift card.

Monday, April 25: Former Fire Station 11, 754 Brock Ave., 3-7 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, vaccines for ages 5-11, boosters for ages 12-17.

Wednesday, April 27: Community Economic Development Center, 1501 Acushnet Ave., 3-7 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, all vaccines and boosters for those 5 and older; walk-ins welcome.

Friday, April 29: PAACA, 360 Coggeshall St., 1-5 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, w/ pediatric vaccines for ages 5-11, and boosters for ages 12-17.

Saturday, April 30: Andrea McCoy Recreation Center, 181 Hillman St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, vaccines for ages 5-11; boosters for ages 12-17.

Vaccination levels in New Bedford are still below 60%, and daily case rates have increased in April. Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is not only about protecting yourself; it’s also about protecting your family, friends, and community. Vaccination is critically important to consider ahead of large gatherings, which can lead to super-spreader events, clusters, hospitalizations, and severe illness among people who are unvaccinated.

The Mass. Department of Public Health has free online services to find your personal vaccine records and local vaccination locations, including many pharmacies. Access your vaccine records at myvaxrecords.mass.gov, and find local listings vaxfinder.mass.gov. 

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